A fabulous lookout point which offers unparalleled views of the sea of the Western anchorage, Mount Imbiah stands at 60 metres above the sea level. This beatific place brings together several of Sentosa’s most popular attractions and therefore attracts many tourists all year round.
Squealing children and laughing adults bustling about in general excitement is a common sight to be witnessed at this joy-filled location. Among the many attractions available here, the Tiger Sky Tower at one hundred and thirty one metres above sea level offers a panoramic sight of Sentosa, Singapore, and the Southern Islands while on a clear day, one may be lucky enough to extend that view up to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Entering the Butterfly Park, one is overtaken by the fluttering of more than fifteen thousand butterflies representing over 50 species floating about in a cool outdoor conservatory. The vivacity and the vibrancy of those flimsy fragile wings is further enhanced by the varying sizes of these mesmerizing creatures while the largest species can measure up to 150 mm. The Insect realm housing over three thousand species of uncommon insects is truly a fascinating place to be for the ultimate insect lover. In these places, stillness itself becomes music only to be broken by the melodies of nature themselves occasionally.
Mount Imbiah also boasts of Sentosa 4D Magix which is Singapore’s first and Southeast Asia’s original 4-dimensional theatre while Sentosa Cineblast is Singapore’s only movie ride with wide-screen projection utilizing high definition technology and a 6 axis motion system that truly takes the visitors for an exciting ride.
The MegaZip Adventure Park, Sentosa Luge & Skyride and The Flying Trapeze are equally as fascinating to children and adults alike. Entertainment is in plenty at this part of the country. However, a short diversion to the peak of Mount Imbiah would guarantee a generous sight of the fascinating remnants of a British pre-World War II gun emplacement which had been deserted in the 1930s. This would be due to the fact that this strategically location was originally utilized to screen merchant vessels entering Singapore.
While browsing amongst Singapore hotels, a popular one that attracts many tourists is Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Singapore. This is one of the very few hotels in Singapore located within convenient proximity to Mount Imbiah and its fascinating variety of activities.
Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.